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Posted: 04-Mar-2011, 01:12 AM
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My 1997 Pontiac died last weekend. I now have a 2004 Honda Accord.

I knew my next car was going to be Japanese. I was getting tired of my American cars breaking down after 100,000 miles. My friend's mom had an '85 or '86 Corolla when they moved on our old block. He was in 5th grade at the time. She traded it in when he was in college.

I went to a local Honda dealership because they had a few used cars I wanted to see. I test drove a 2006 Toyota Corolla, a 2006 Honda Civic and the aforementioned Accord. I liked the Accord the best. The Civic was a bit roomier than the Corolla, but that was like being the taller of two midgets.

When I got home that night, I remembered to notify the property manager of my new car. Condo association bylaws require all residents' vehicles be registered. The next morning, I called the Village of Midlothian about getting a new vehicle sticker. They said that I didn't have to bring in the old sticker (some municipalities do), so I went over, paid the $2 transfer fee and put on the new sticker. The lady who helped me at the village hall said she lives in the building next to mine (part of the same complex) and noticed my new car.

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BTW, with the advent of the comparasion shopping on the internet, the days of haggling are gone. No more 'they start out ridiculously high, you ridiculously low and meeting somewhere in the middle'.


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Posted: 04-Mar-2011, 09:13 AM
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Posted: 04-Mar-2011, 01:51 PM
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Hi Mike, I love your new car. Congratulations! I am glad you remembered to tell property manager. I hope it works well for you and gets great gas mileage. thumbs_up.gif

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Posted: 04-Mar-2011, 04:46 PM
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you have so chance, we don't find legends cars in europe. i've got a poor "peugeot". ok it's a red car ... sad.gif
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I myself drive a Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 2006. The last of it's kind with a regular door for the trunk. I love it and soon it will be paid off. LOL


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Posted: 14-Mar-2011, 04:36 AM
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Nice car Mike.
Honda man myself.
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Posted: 21-Apr-2011, 01:08 PM
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My car hit 75,000 miles last weekend, so I took it in for some preventive maintenance. I had the timing belt replaced. It cost me $350, but that is money well spent. Someone I know said they'd neglected their timing belt. Theirs broke back in November and they had to shell out $2K to have their engine repaired.

I asked the mechanic if he'd noticed anything else that would be a problem, but he said everything looks good. I know I'll probably need an oil change in a few months, but I'll get that done at the dealer. I've looked and my dealer is priced pretty competitively with the oil change places.

If you need any preventive maintenance done on your car, I suggest you get it done. Take care of a little problem before it becomes a big one.
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Posted: 21-Apr-2011, 01:42 PM
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I totally agree.
I really like to dictate when I get my car worked on rather than have no choice when I've broke down on the road.
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